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Cruise review of Celebrity Equinox

Petrel96 Celebrity Equinox 5 Best cruise so far
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Just returned from an eleven night cruise; to Greece and Turkey; that included an overnight in Istanbul. Wonderful experience; doesn't describe how enjoyable this trip was to us. Room; spacious and roomy. This is a hump cabin; which meant the balcony was larger; than others. I suggest trying to book one of these; and try to get one that has some protection from the wind; so ask for the one that faces the aft. Hump is where the ship bows out; in the mid ship area. Closet space was plentiful; however it seemed strange to have the closet by the bed; instead of the hallway by the bathroom. The bathroom; was awesome; no more shower curtain that attacks you; instead you have glass doors. Food excellent; except the trays are gone from the Oceanview; I heard that corporate wanted to remove them; because they were trying to avoid the cafeteria look. Can be challenging; if you are trying to have a plate an two drinks. MDR; no complaints; was very good. Try one or more of the specialty restaurants; especially Silk Harvest or the Tuscan Grill. Arrange your own tours; and post thru the board; to see if you can share the price with other passengers. If you need hints; Tour Ephesus for Turkey and Max Leotta for Italy. Was very happy with both. Finally; I would recommend the beverage package. I know what you are thinking; how is that justified; well considering there is a wine and martini bar; plus special coffee bar; you can well make it worth your wild. We were off every day while at port; but we made our quota of $54 a day; especially when you can get as many bottles of water; you want for the day on shore. Enjoy; and if you need any questions answered; please feel free to email me; Leophillips@aol.com
Celebrity Equinox Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Cabin review: Deluxe Veranda 1A

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Never seen so many crew members always smiling; and saying hello before on any cruise. If you are taking this ship after Jan 1; 2013; head to the Cellar Masters; the wine bar; and say hello to Ana; she really made the cruise; for friendly and knowledgeable attitude.

Port and Shore Excursions

This was the second time here; we hired a car; and went to the Temple of Poseidon; and toured the countryside. Then had lunch by the Acropolis. Also don't forget to try to get to the Church of St. George; beautiful views of the city
Port
WOW the best stop of the trip; loved this city. Very clean and easy to get around; try to read as much as you can if you dont use a guided tour. You will have many issues with lines; to get tickets an then a line to get in to the palaces.
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Port
Must see the House of Mary and the Library. Also purchased a rug thru the Board of Education; it was a cooperative. They paid the taxes and shipping.
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Port
Pompeii and a car ride down to Soretto; was awesome; had a great lunch in a small town on the coast; beautiful views.
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Port
Beautiful port; another tender; not as rough as Mykonos; easy to walk around; try to take the cable car up; and walk down; to avoid the lines; and have a chance to experience the donkeys
Published 11/16/11
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